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Nov 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
for mediocrity, but it amounts to the same thing. across the country insurers like medicare, et that and the blue cross blue shield companies now hold back 10% or more of payment to physicians until specific quality goals are met. medicare has decided not to pay surgeons for intestinal transplant operations at all unless the doctors achieve a predefined success rate, and it may extend that practice to other procedures. not surprisingly, this makes doctors anxious. i once sat in on the presentation of the concept to an audience of doctors hearing about it for the very first time. by the end, some in the crowd were practically shouting with indignation, we're going to be paid according to our grades? who's doing the grading? for god's sake, how? we in medicine are not the only ones being graded nowadays. firefighters, ceos and salesmen are. even teachers are being graded and in some places paid accordingly. yet we all feel uneasy about being judged by such grades. they never seem to measure the right things, they don't take into account circumstances beyond our control, they're misused, they're unf
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